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Let’s not beat about the bush – there’s a childhood obesity crisis in the UK and it’s not getting any better. More than one in three children are now leaving primary school overweight or obese and the problem is worse for those living in deprivation. Obesity not only costs the NHS £6.1 Billion – yes, BILLION – per year, it has real, drastic effects on children’s life chances. The hard fact is that obese children are far more likely to suffer…

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